As more businesses recognized and embrace cloud computing, MTN has joined forced with Microsoft to present opportunities offered by cloud technology to transform business operations and drive growth in both private and public sectors.
The collaboration, according to the organisations will help bring transformative cloud technology to Nigerian organizations through products that will digitize their business operations.
According to a study by the International Data Group, 69% of businesses are already using cloud technology in one capacity or another, and 18% say they plan to implement cloud-computing solutions at some point. It is ti be noted that Dell also reports that companies that invest in big data, cloud, mobility, and security enjoy up to 53% faster revenue growth than their competitors.
Speaking at a breakfast meeting with C-level executives, the Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Nigeria, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, in her speech said, “Cloud has become the backbone of modern business operations revolutionizing the way we store, process and analyze data, the way we collaborate across teams and the way we deliver value to customers.
She noted that “today the world is witnessing the era of unprecedented digital transformation, where organisations and business must innovate and adapt to technology, using the power of cloud technology that has become the backbone of modern business operations that is revolutionising the way data is generated, stored and analysed. As MTN, combining our infrastructure with Microsoft’s cutting-edge technologies, will help provide a robust foundation for the digital acceleration needs and initiatives of businesses.”
Also the MTN Nigeria Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Hassan Jiva while speaking on the theme: ‘The Cloud Advantage-Unlocking Opportunities for Large Corporate and Public Sector’, said cloud technology has continued to evolve the business landscape and has become a necessity for businesses and organisations that strive to remain competitive and resilient in today’s digital transformation era.
“The partnership with Microsoft is to present opportunities offered by cloud technology to drive business growth and resilience that will accelerate digital transformation,” Jiva said.
Furthermore, the Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at MTN Nigeria, Mr. Chika Ekeji, who presented the keynote paper, said MTN has outlined its Ambition 2025 platform strategies to serve organisations better, both in the private and public sectors. He listed the strategies to include: Mobile money, Enterprise service, Network as-a-service, among others.
According to him, cloud technology will enable enterprise businesses run analytical business and create products that will drive customer satisfaction. Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria and Ghana, Ola Williams, said: “Our partnership with MTN is one of the ways that we are bringing the Microsoft vision to life, which is to empower every person and business to achieve success. It takes partnership such as this to be able to scale and reach out to our customers. The partnership is about driving efficiency in businesses through digital transformation. Driving efficiency with cloud technology, takes a deliberate process of change to make it happen. One of the technologies that bring about transformational change and efficiency in business is the cloud technology.”
Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, and Ghana, Ola Williams, said, “When discussing technologies that enable a transformational shift, one of the key things to discuss is the cloud, which provides a flexible and agile way for organizations to embrace technology.
Businesses need to be deliberate about how they incorporate cloud computing into their operations, and that is why it is always very beneficial when it is taken as a journey with the right partners.”
When choosing a cloud computing service provider, there are things to prioritize. MTN Nigeria has carefully considered the setbacks and created a Centre of Excellence (CoE) staffed with certified professionals in all domains.
Also, the organization is leveraging the power partnerships by engaging with Microsoft, a world technology leader that can bring bear extensive experience and support.
Furthermore, MTN Nigeria has bundled connectivity solutions to integrate and enhance the cloud experience of Nigerian businesses seamlessly. It will leverage its strong local presence and round-the-clock support to ensure customers feel confident about handling their cloud computing needs.
MTN Nigeria remains committed to providing its customers with premium products and services that ensure they are empowered to compete internationally.